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3.5
900 Reviews (900)
5 Stars
175
4 Stars
383
3 Stars
195
2 Stars
102
1 Stars
45
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
69.8%
Recommend this course
677 out of 900 reviews
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3.3
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
64.5%
Recommend this course
20 out of 31 reviews
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3.5
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
71.6%
Recommend this course
58 out of 81 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7044 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.7

McCormick Ranch Golf Club features two lush manicured year-round courses amid the lovely views of Scottsdale. Both the Palm and Pine golf courses' championship tees lay to over 7,000 yards, and there are also the options of men's, seniors' and ladies' tee sets to allow everyone a crack at the tests offered by these golf courses.

Golf Illustrated selected the ninth hole of the Palm Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club to be "One of the USA's Top 18 Water Holes." It's just one of 10 water holes on the golf course, which, as you might imagine, also features lots of big palms. In all, the golf course plays to over yards from the blue tees, including four par-5 holes that measure over 500 yards.

A round of golf on the Palm Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club kicks off on the par-4 first hole, which plays close to 400 yards from the blue tee and requires a drive right-center to ensure a short-iron second shot.

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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Desmond Muirhead

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Reviews

3.5
900 Reviews (900)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 43
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Patio Dining 26
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 130
Bunkers 103
Undulating Greens 63
This course/club is great for:
Locals 85
Playing Multiple Courses 65
Advanced Golfers 63
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 139
Near Local Attractions 38
Worth the Drive 28

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4.0
Previously Played

Best shape in a few years.

Been playing McCormick Ranch for a few years. Best shape I have seen it. Greens rolled true, even with many pitch marks. Fairways were softer than previous years. Pace of play was perfect. Sure it is an older course, and maybe not as nice as some. But fair test!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Lack of golf carts

While entertaining a visitor from Minnesota we were upset about the brashness of the boys working to place our bags. There were no carts up to 10 minutes prior to tee time. When we asked a few times prior they were rude to both of us each time. I realize it was hectic and they had no carts available but their response was unacceptable. First off there should be more than enough carts. Are some broken down? They don’t have the cash to purchase more? How about a bench for us seniors to sit on as we wait? There was no place to be patient as we waited and prompted us to keep asking. Thankfully the course was outstanding and playable and our round ended well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Enjoyed the course but pace of play was so slow we stopped after 11 holes- 4 hrs to play 11 holes. Didn't see a ranger anywhere to let him know .

Course should have given us another play but not so far. So cannot recommend as a good course to play. Greens were also very pitted because so many players.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Will play again

First time here and the staff made me feel very welcome. From bag drop to starter absolutely wonderful. Pace was a little slower than I like but that’s golfing later in the day. Will be back. I live in Buckeye so it’s a long drive.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Palm Course

Not bad course
Good Food
A little muddy
Greens got faster as round went on
Had two holes 9 and 16 where GPS mid identified the water lead too two penalties
Pace of play was better on back 9

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

good track to play but not easy

lot of challenges but overall a good course to play..add it to the list

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course

Good course. Good value for the money. People need to fix their pitch marks.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hot Deal Bargin

It was a great Day and the pace of play was exceptional. We were done in less than 4 hrs.
The course was in good condition and the bunkers were recently raked. Lots of water hazards to make it challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Could Be Good

Overseeding completed and tee boxes had not been mowed...however, the main issue was not stepping in all the "goose poop." The are doing nothing to keep critters in check unfortunately.

Also, the pace of play was horrible...took us 5 hours to complete our round.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stay away until overseeing finished

Tee boxes shaggy, greens fuzzy and slow. Fairways in decent shape. Was cart path only which wasn't mentioned when I booked or checked in and made the round tiring and less than enjoyable. Overpriced for current conditions. Nice course generally but not right now.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First impression

The course was well set up, but the greens were dried out and super fast. Otherwise a nice day at the course. The on course service was excellent and always close by for anything we needed. Overall, a nice experience.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
VTB
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not McCormick’s Best Showing

I normally like this course a lot but today wasn’t the best experience. Pace of play was brutal (5 1/2 hours) with no attempt by the course to move things along. Waiting on nearly every shot. The staff was less than friendly as well. They seemed put out that we didn’t choose the Pine Course and burdened them with accommodating us on the Palm. Beer cart was out of half of what they normally carry and we only saw them once the entire round. Everyone knows that fall over seeding is a little chaotic but the course can do a better job of being prepared.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Great Experience.

Management needs improvement.
No hot dogs at the turn at 12:15 pm
No sand in the sand bottles.
Cart girl did not have normal Diet Coke bottles. Sold us little cans that turned out to be expired in Feb. 2018 and were flat.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fall Golf

The pace of play was way too slow as it took nearly 5 hours to complete.

Had a 9:20 tee time as a single however I had to wait till 9:45 to be paired up with another group.

If it wasn't for the excellent weather I would had been miserable.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

So slow there were 4 groups backed up on a par three. Played 12 holes in 3.5 hours paid a 100 bucks terrible.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Busy Saturday

Course was in fine shape after overseeding. Pace of play fine onthe front, slowed down quite a bit on the back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

So glad I reconsidered

So glad I reconsidered. I scheduled this course last week, but read some pretty nasty reviews, and cancelled my tee time. I was talking to my son this weekend, who lives out of state, and he said you've got to go there. I reconsidered yesterday and scheduled a tee time for today around noon.
Here is what you'll find if you go there:
- staff at the check-in desk are super efficient
- I got on early.
- the carts are in great shape, and include GPS
- you start with a small bucket of range balls
- it's over seeding season, but course is still in great shape. Most courses quit watering 1-2 weeks ago
- the cart girl frequently comes by, even though there not lots of players
My review? Go there. The best round I've had this still pretty hot season, here in Phoenix. Hit em straight!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent

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